Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Somewhat better

 
I took Rick's words to heart and printed out those 228 pages into a booklet form
and studied up about focusing.
 
I think I have the beginnings of knowledge of how to do it when the camera doesn't want to
(and no, camera, you can't "just say no")


 
So now what I need to do is practice, practice, practice until I can do it in my sleep and in my waking state without needing to look it up.
 
As I look at it now though I see that I was in a little too close and cut too much off the background.  I think that's what my friend Lisa's suggestion about wide angle meant as I read up on that,
seems it does not mean what I thought it meant.  I thought it just meant a wider picture, with more in the sides, but I think it has to do more with depth of the picture?  Correct me if I'm wrong please.
 
 I couldn't find it in the manual....I think the
index leaves a lot to be desired because I know I zacksidnetally saw it show up as an option as
I looked through the lens one time....it has to be there somewhere.
 
That will be my next learning goal.
 
Thanks for the pointers and keep them coming.


3 comments:

  1. Hi Joyce. You are on the right track with depth of field. I think it is the one thing that I think about the most with my photography. I found a really easy to follow video for explaining what it does and how apertures work. When you have time, the video is 6min. long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWiTMRoQwb4 Happy Canada Day!

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  2. You are doing just fine! This looks great. You can have a camera for ages and not discover it all -- do what you can -- your eye will guide you as to when to study even more!

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  3. I would love to be able to do manual focus, but, honestly, my eyes just aren't good enough. Really. BAD vision.

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